Accessing UBfs from Linux Computers

Use SSHFS to access UBfs from Linux. SSHFS is recommended if you are using a Linux distribution that supports FUSE, such as Ubuntu.

  • You must have an on-campus IP in order to access UBfs file space.
  • Use the  AnyConnect VPN before you connect to UBfs space from off campus to get an on-campus IP.

Using SSHFS to Access UBfs

Use SSHFS if you are using a Linux distribution that supports FUSE, such as Ubuntu.

Installing Needed Modules

Your distribution may have different commands or different names. This command should work on a typical Ubuntu-based distribution.

sudo apt-get install sshfs

Creating a Mount Point

Create a folder, such as ubfs, into which to mount your UBfs files with the correct permissions:

sudo mkdir /ubfs

sudo chown <current user> /ubfs

sudo chmod u+rwx /ubfs

Mounting Your UBfs Space

Mount UBfs to your folder /ubfs to access your UBfs space:

sshfs ubitname@ubunix.buffalo.edu:/ubfs/myfiles/1st_UBIT_letter/2nd_UBIT_letter/UBITName/  /ubfs/

where UBITName is your UBITName and 1st_UBIT_letter and 2nd_UBIT_letter are the first and second letters of your UBITName.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.